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The Imperial Valley refers to the southeastern corner of California contained in Imperial County. This area is usually one of the warmest spots in all of the U.S. and is a popular wintertime escape from colder climes. Irrigation successfully transformed a barren desert into productive farmland.
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Because of its proximity to the international border, local culture blends many American and Mexican elements.
This area is frequently one of the warmest spots in the continental United States and as such attracts a large number of winter vacationers seeking refuge from the colder areas northwards.
Summer temperatures in Imperial Valley are often well above 100 °F (38 °C), but from late October until mid-April the temperature is relatively mild and can sometimes even reach low temperatures not expected in a desert. During winter months the Valley averages more than eight hours of sunshine a day, receiving the most sunlight of any place in the United States.
Historically, the lowest minimum temperature ever recorded in the Imperial Valley was 16 °F on January 22, 1937. The highest maximum temperature ever recorded was 121 °F on July 28, 1995.
Agriculture is the primary economy here driven by both year long warm temperatures and very abundant sunshine. This valley is a major source of winter fruits, winter vegetables, alfalfa, cotton and grain.
While being a significant desert range, local farming operations are driven by major irrigation supplied by the All-American Canal from the nearby Colorado River. The water distribution systems includes over 1,400 miles of canals and pipelines. Irrigation has successfully transformed a barren desert into productive farmland.
Recent years have seen the development of several sustainable energy programs here in the Imperial Valley, particularly both solar and geothermal projects. Another giant project by Synthetic Genomics seeks to produce algae fuel.
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Fort Quechan Casino Resort
Quechan Casino Resort introduces residents of the desert southwest to the largest conference, convention, and live entertainment venue in the Winterhaven/Yuma area. The 20,000 sq. ft. Pipa Event Center hosts conventions, live entertainment and sporting events.
Tour Algodones Dunes
A large sand dune field located on the eastern side of the Imperial Valley, measuring roughly 45 miles long by six miles wide, Algodones Dunes in summertime presents some of the most barren and inhospitable terrain in North America.
It is the largest sand dunes open to off-highway vehicle use in the United States. Camping, hiking and other oddities are also found here.
Visitors can tour a number of unique sites of interest here, but natural wonders and man-made curiosities. Most notable are the state parks in the adjacent Anza-Borrego Desert to the north and the Colorado River to the east. Follow This Link for our big list of popular local attractions.
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